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How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

4DWW will be rolled out within our school, when we have a full complement of staff, and within the next year – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us #teamOFG!

We are looking for a Facilities Manager to join New Barn School to be the driving force behind ensuring our school runs smoothly, creating a nurturing and conducive environment for learning and growth.
• Up to £35,000 per annum, depending on experience
• 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8am - 4pm
• Permanent, Full-time 52 weeks
• UK Applicants only

Job Purpose

To manage and maintain the school premises ensuring they are clean, secure, safe and well maintained at all... times. Responsible for a wide range of duties and responsibilities connected with the fabric and grounds of the school.

Main Duties:
• Locking and unlocking the buildings as required.
• Setting up facilities such as chairs, tables, garden area etc.
• Dealing efficiently with pre-planned maintenance, day to day establishment requirements and being reactive to problems that may arise.
• Undertaking repairs to fixtures and fittings.
• Ensuring all plant equipment is maintained to the required standards.
• Grounds maintenance.
• Assisting with the organisation of the school refurbishments.
• Porterage around the school site.
• Monitoring the premises for any hazards, carrying out repairs or reporting problems where necessary.
• Ensuring that all stakeholders adhere to the school’s Health & Safety Policies and Procedures.

• Full UK driver’s licence.
• Good Numeracy and Literacy skills.

• Any additional qualifications pertinent to the job role.

About us

New Barn School offers a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum to pupils, aged 6 – 19 years who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health complexities.

New Barn School takes full advantage of its beautiful settings and fosters a love for using the outdoor curriculum including forest school, farm experiences and horse riding. The school is within a commutable distance of Swindon, Oxford, Andover, Basingstoke and Reading and other surrounding towns and villages. 

Our services offer a stable, secure and supportive environment, in which the pupils and young people we care for can develop the skills and confidence necessary to help them fulfil their potential.

Acorn Care and Education is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable pupils and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join Acorn Education & Care?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:
• Life Assurance
• Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
• “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:
• A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
• 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
• Cycle to Work Schemes
• Electric Car Purchase Scheme
• Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS
Oxfordshire United Kingdom


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